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I went to Venezia and saw the Pope on a boat. You know, as one does.

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A vine in bud at . So tender and so green! #tuscany #brunello

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Ah, Italian signage. Clarity is not your strong suit.

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The adopted olive trees at , who is the Tuscan Twitter queen and super aweseome.

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Google Italia celebrates Unification Day on its homepage image today. Festive!

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As suggests, the Villa Sparina daffodils are reminiscent of their sunny golden bottles.

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We visited Villa Sparina in Gavi and found joy in the blooming daffodils.

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Lunch is very serious in Italy. It's at least as serious as it is fun.

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Sun on our faces, plates on the table, forks in our hands. It's lunch in Camogli.

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The sun sets in Camogli, Italy, a view from my parlor window.

A bee pollenates a flower at Gianfranco Soldera's Montalcino estate. Just part of the happy ecosystem.

Brunello genius Gianfranco Soldera walks past his botti.

Camogli, on the Ligurian Sea, at sunset. Tomorrow, I go to Montalcino, land of Brunello and Soldera.

Lunch at Luchin in Chiavari yesterday. Another shot because it was that fantastico.

Lunch in Chiavari was minestrone, farina and the house Rossi. Fantastico!

Last night our own had dinner with Villa Sparina's Stefano Moccagatta. Much fun.

It's almost a hurricane in Camogli today. The palm trees sway like drunk men.

Last night our own had dinner with Villa Sparina's Stefano Moccagatta. Much fun.

I'm now in Camogli, Italy, the sun breaks.

There's a glass waiting for you.

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